Saturday, February 25, 2012

Favorite Book Quotes

I've been lurking around Goodreads a lot lately. I love seeing what other people are reading, discovering new books, checking how many people have added Guardian to their to-read list, finding new people to connect with, and "liking" my favorite quotes.

Then one day I was like, Hey. I have a book on Goodreads. I should add quotes from Guardian too! So I did. And if you're at all interested in checking them out, you can find them here ---> Quotes from Guardian.

Most of my fave quotes from other books are sharp-witted, snarky comebacks from one character to another. Cassandra Clare, especially, is good at those (well, I think so!).

“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?”
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.”
~ Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?”
“Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.”
“At least,” she said, “you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.”
“Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”
~ Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

“Don't.” Clary raised a warning hand. “I'm not really in the mood right now.”
“That's got to be the first time a girl's ever said that to me,” Jace mused.
~ Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

“We came to see Jace. Is he alright?"
“I don't know,” Magnus said. “Does he normally just lie on the floor like that without moving?”
~ Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

“Not everything is about you,” Clary said furiously.
“Possibly,” Jace said, “but you do have to admit that the majority of things are.”
~ Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

“Ah,” said a voice from the doorway, “having your annual ‘everyone thinks Will is a lunatic’ meeting, are you?”
“It’s biannual,” said Jem. “And no, this is not that meeting.” 
~ Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

“It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt--I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted--and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.”
~ Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

“Ladies and Felines,” he stated grandly, grasping the doorknob, “Welcome to Tir Na Nog. Land of endless winter and shitloads of snow.”
~ Julie Kagawa, The Iron King

“Oh, we're playing nice now? Shall we have tea first? Brew up a nice pot of kiss-my-ass?”
~ Julie Kagawa, The Iron King

What are some of your favorite book quotes?


Sarah Pearson said...

Okay, I want to read The Iron King even more now!

Vicki Orians said...

I LOVE that you posted so much Cassandra Clare on here! She's one of my absolute faves!! :)

Christine Rains said...

Great quotes!

Brenna Braaten said...

Those are really great quotes.

I only have two saved on my goodreads:

“Hellos are harder than good-byes”
― Hannah Moskowitz, Invincible Summer


"Wesley Rush doesn’t chase girls. They chase him.”

“You’re right. Wesley Rush doesn’t chase girls, and I’m not chasing you”

But in the end:
"Wesley Rush doesn’t chase girls, but I’m chasing you" ♥”
― Kody Keplinger, The Duff (which is actually three quotes put together from three different parts of the book)

The Golden Eagle said...

LOL. I love that exchange with Magnus. He and Jace always have good comebacks. :P

Jemi Fraser said...

Great quotes! I love both of those authors works!! (And I've now added Guardian now too! :))

Danny said...

Awesome quotes you picked!! Love them, and I agree this is one of the awesome Features on goodreads and I love to check out quotes there too!

Talli Roland said...

I love those quotes! I can't think of any specific right now - I need to put on my thinking cap.

meradeth said...

Oh, I really think I need to go re-read some Cassandra Claire! I love her!

Morgan said...


See? Now you've convinced me to read Cassandra Clare!

Susan Oloier said...

Now I have to read Cassandra Clare (and Guardian). Very snappy dialogue. She should write screenplays!

Anonymous said...

Great quotes. I usually don't think about collecting or saving them, but maybe I should.

Trisha said...

Going to check out your GUARDIAN quotes. yay!! and I love Jace, he's such a haughty bitch! hehe